China: Bird flu pandemic is imminent, experts urge farmers to be cautious
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Published Nov 29, 2023
The Ministry of Agriculture's Prevention and Inspection Service detected the H5N1 subtype of avian influenza in duck feces at a wetland in Tainan City. There have also been confirmed cases of avian influenza in poultry farms, resulting in the culling of 15,374 laying hens. Experts are urging poultry farmers to implement temperature control and biosecurity measures to prevent the spread of the virus, and 46 cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been confirmed in poultry farms in Taiwan so far this year.
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As autumn enters the solar term, avian influenza has also entered its predisposition period. The Ministry of Agriculture’s Prevention and Inspection Service detected duck feces of the Anatidae family in Tainan City’s Sicao Wetland on November 18. The H5N1 subtype HPAI virus was detected in Yunlin County yesterday (27) There were also confirmed cases of avian influenza in poultry farms on the same day, and 15,374 laying hens were culled. Experts called on poultry farmers to "tighten their nerves" and implement temperature control and biosecurity prevention in poultry farms. 46 poultry farms have been infected with infectious diseases this year According to information published on the website of the National Defense Inspection Agency, since the beginning of this year (2023), a total of 46 cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been confirmed in poultry farms in Taiwan, including 39 cases in terrestrial poultry farms, 5 cases in waterfowl farms, and 2 cases in mixed farms. ...